UC Offers Clinical and Translational Research Training
The Clinical and Translational Research training program at the University of Cincinnati offers Master of Science (MS) and Certificate training programs for health care professionals wishing to advance their training in epidemiology, biostatistics, study design, and research ethics.
"The MS program provides students with the necessary preparation for successful career development and independent investigator awards,” says program director Erin Haynes, DrPH, adding that "a study of our graduates demonstrated that they are three times more likely to obtain grant funding than their non-MS colleagues.”
To be considered for the MS program, applicants must have a terminal degree in a health care professions field such as a PharmD, PhD, or MD. This program emphasizes specific training in clinical epidemiology/clinical effectiveness, molecular epidemiology, quality improvement, research informatics, clinical trials, and translational research that will enable clinicians to translate scientific advances into applications for improved clinical practice and human health.
The Certificate is a graduate-level 10 credit hour program designed to provide an introduction to clinical and translational research. Most students complete the Certificate within one academic year or during an expedited 8-week summer session (July 1-Aug 23). During the summer session, classes are conducted online, providing flexibility and convenience for students. Applications for the summer session are due May 15. Eligible Certificate grads can transfer their Certificate credit hours into the MS program.